Politicians deride PM's UN speech

Netanyahu’s use of bomb diagram during UNGA address draws mixed bag of reactions, some of which dismiss his rhetoric as ‘gimmickry’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s UN General Assembly address, during which he busted out a red marker and an illustration of a bomb to demonstrate Iran‘s worrisome nuclear progress, drew varied responses from his fellow politicians.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai waxed poetic, expressing hope that “Netanyahu’s speech would serve as the call of the Shofar that would lead to a global awakening,” referring to the ram’s horn traditionally sounded during the Jewish holidays of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur.

 

Most of the rejoinders focused on the bomb diagram and the red line he had drawn on it in hope of convincing world leaders to set limits on the Islamic Republic’s atom program.

 Politicians deride PM's UN speech